About the Author
Cheryl Blackburn was raised on a small Midwest farm, the third child in a family of eight. She is the mother of three children, all of whom she homeschooled. After receiving a degree in Education, Cheryl opened a school in her home, teaching children from ages 5 to 17; children who struggled in the public schools, but excelled under her personal attention.During her college studies, Cheryl's English instructor recognized her writing talent and recommended her for the accelerated English course. She also took Creative Writing, taking high honors in her class. It was during this class that Cheryl began to write Neighbors as a short story for her daughter, Kary, which has developed over time into this first installment in the series, A Country Mile. Kary, a budding artist, did the illustrations for Neighbors, and plans are for her to illustrate all the books in the series.Cheryl and her children still live in the Midwest.